Applications for Summer 2018 are now closed. Thank you for your interest in the LifeSci NYC Internship Program. Please check back for updates on the 2019 cycle.

We are looking for talented and dedicated students interested in pursuing careers in the life sciences sector. Host companies and organizations range from early-stage startups to large pharmaceutical and biotech firms, including BioHealthWays, Celmatix, Chimeron Bio, Deerfield, Envisagenics, Fesarius Therapeutics, Kinnos, Lucerna, Mirimus, NewYorkBIO, Pfizer, Roche, and the New York Stem Cell Foundation.

Eligible majors and areas of study include:

Science Track

  • Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science / Data Science / Statistics
  • Immunology (including Immuno-oncology, Immuno-virology, etc.)
  • Regulatory
  • Other life sciences / STEM fields

Management Track

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • IT
  • Law
  • Supply Chain / Operations
  • Public Affairs/Regulatory

Program Details

  • Internships will take place June–August 2018. All internships will be full-time,10-week paid positions.
  • Open to students currently enrolled in a New York City-based college or university or New York City residents currently enrolled in any college or university. Preference given to rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students.
  • Host companies can be located anywhere in New York State within commuting distance of New York City.
  • Companies that served as past hosts for the Summer 2017 Pilot Program include Celmatix, Chimeron Bio, Cresilon, Deerfield, Envisagenics, the New York Stem Cell Foundation, and Roche.
  • Interns will be invited to participate in a dynamic range of events including networking receptions, industry career panels, site tours, and will have opportunities to meet industry leaders and more.
  • Please note the LifeSci NYC Internship Program will not be providing housing, meals, and/or transportation costs for the summer. Students will have to make their own arrangements for accommodation, meals, and travel.

Applications for students are open now. For program updates please contact us or email [email protected]

Sample internships may include:

  • R&D: Conduct research on coagulation, polymer chemistry, rheology, biochemistry, and material science.
  • R&D: Perform research on functional annotation of the human genome with respect to fertility potential.
  • Bioinformatics: Analyze single cell RNA-sequencing data and summarize key findings.
  • Data Science: Learn and develop a Common Workflow Language (CWL) that utilizes Docker technology for NextGenerationSequencing (NGS) analysis for gene fusion detection.
  • Neuroscience: Identify potential advisors and data for an ongoing development program. Collect information for future clinical studies, and identify biomarker(s) used in research initiatives.
  • Medical Device Design: Conduct research on custom applicator design, packaging design and testing, and assay development.
  • Regulatory Affairs: Compile regulatory intelligence, maintain and track product marketing materials and labeling, and help compile an international regulatory market assessment.
  • Quality Assurance: Help maintain central document control system, implement OSHA requirements, participate in inspections and report any non-conformances.
  • Quality Control (Microbiology/Chemistry): Assist in verifying conformance to in-process specifications and proposing and implementing in-QC assays.
  • Manufacturing: Assist with supply chain logistics, optimization of processes / process flows, creation and revision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and batch records, and equipment installation and qualification.
  • Market Research: Perform market research, develop marketplace analysis, provide strategic assessment, use market research data to support existing and new marketing sales strategies.

These are examples of possible internships. All may not be available at any given time and each have specific academic and skill requirements. There may also be positions available that require students to be knowledgeable in one or several areas.

Interview Preparation Guide

We've put together an Interview Preparation Guide which can assist students with the interview process. For more interview tips, we encourage students to watch the following video.

Special thanks to Cindy Anzel of The New York Stem Cell Research Foundation for making this video to share her advice with LifeSci NYC Internship Program applicants